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Cat family: Felidae . This family includes many different genus and species, such as the domestic cat, lynx, bobcat, leopard, lion, jaguar, tiger, puma to name a few. There are about 93.6 million cats as pets in the United States, living in about 31.2 million households. (~77.5 million dogs (Pet food Institute, 2010) )
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Cats have the following taxonomic classifications: Kingdom: Animalia (Animals) Phylum: Chordata (chordates) Subphylum: Vertebrata (vertebrates) Class: Mammalia (mammals) Subclass: Eutheria (placental mammals) Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae (cats) Genus: Felis Species: Sylvestris (wild) Catus (domestic) Subspecies: (Breed:) In the taxonomy classification, Family is further subdivided into Genus and Species. The genus for small cats or domestic cats is Felis . Many other genus besides Felis appear under the Felidae family (See table ).
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The Felis genus includes over 35 different Species. The domestic or ‘house’ (or barn) cat species is Catus , while the species for the wild cat is Sylvestris. There are Sub- species of the Sylvestris species, and because the domestic cat is believed to come from the wild cat, Catus is often also used as a sub-species classification. Thus the domestic cat may be referred as either Felis Catus or Felis Sylvestris Catus.
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Cat Taxonomy Overview Genus and species Common Name Range Acinonyx jubatus Cheetah Africa, Asia Catopuma badia Bay cat Asia Catopuma temmincki Temminck's golden cat Asia Felis bieti Chinese desert cat Asia Felis caracal / Caracal caracal Caracal Africa, Asia Felis catus Domestic cat Everywhere Felis chaus Jungle cat Africa, Asia Felis margarita Sand cat Africa, Asia Felis nigripes Black-footed cat Africa Felis serval / Leptailurus serval Serval Africa Felis silvestris Wild cat Africa, Asia, Europe Herpailurus yaguarondi Jaguarundi N. & S. America Leopardus tigrinus Oncilla N. & S. America
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Lynx canadensis Canada lynx N. America Lynx lynx Eurasion lynx Asia, Europe Lynx pardinus Iberian lynx Europe Lynx rufus Bobcat N. America Mayailurus iriomotensis Iriomote cat Asia Neofelis nebulosa Clouded leopard Asia Oncifelis colocolo Pampas cat S. America Oncifelis geoffreyi Geoffey's cat S. America Oncifelis guigna Kodkod S. America Oreailurus jacobita Mountain cat S. America Otocolobus manul Pallas's cat Asia Panthera leo Lion Africa (Asia) Panthera onca Jaguar N. & S. America Cat Taxonomy Overview Genus and species Common Name Range
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Pardofelis marmorata Marbled cat Asia Prionailurus bengalensis Leopard cat Asia Prionailurus planiceps Flat-headed cat Asia Prionailurus rubiginosus Rusty-spotted cat Asia Prionailurus viverrinus Fishing cat Asia Profelis aurata African golden cat Africa Puma concolor Puma (Panther) N. & S. America Uncia uncia Snow leopard Asia Cat Taxonomy Overview Genus and species Common Name Range
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Cats – descendants of tree climbing Miacis.
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http://www.earthhistory.org.uk/recolonisation/significance-of-fossils/ cheetah Large saber tooth cat Clouded leopard
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The “ saber-toothed tiger ," Smilodon , is the California State Fossil and the second most common fossil mammal found in the La Brea tar pits . The name "saber-toothed tiger" is misleading as these animals are not closely related to tigers.
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